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Design Suites Miami Beach

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Suffield, Connecticut
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It's been YEARS since this place has seen any love in the form of renovations. Like most of the reviews say, it's broken, faded and seriously in need of some attention. That being said, it was very reasonably priced, does have direct beach access and a pool. I booked this wanting a place to stay but knew I wouldn't be...

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Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

We absolutely love our stay here! We reserved the rooms which have the view of the main road, did not expect this to be but it was great views, we watched all the people passed by, we were also able to see water passages. There is a nice bar in the pool. Beautiful walk to the beach!

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Management_Team_365, Manager at Design Suites Miami Beach, responded to this review

Greetings LeesahDanny, We're thrilled to learn that your family visit was such a great hit and we thank you for sharing your review. While most people desire a view of the ocean, we think the city views with the Bay are actually best with the twinkling lights at nightfall. As you highlighted, the people-watching is also fantastic, and the beach...

Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked online, the hotel has two very confusing receptions, the hotel itself is very old, corridors and reception, the room was nice and had good air conditioning, but I've heard is a total lottery, swimming not to bad, but for the price of rooms I would it could be better looked after, very below the average for the area.

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Facundo Y, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Design Suites Miami Beach, responded to this review

Hi Junior, Thanks For Your Review! have you booked with Design Suites? Our front desk is the first one once you enter the property, with a big sign of our brand. We do know that you have to register also with security for the parking, but as far as i understand, its easy to find our front desk. The building...

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First, let me say I would stay here again, just with different expectations. It is not a "Resort" at all, it is a place to stay at the beach. PROS: clean, kitchenette with fridge and microwave - great for breakfasts or sandwiches for the beach so you can save money on food, decent view, great beach access, clean beach and...

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Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Other than direct access to the beach this place has nothing to offer its visitors. Its far away from the main hub of Miami beach amidst concrete condo jungle. You need car to go everywhere. The beach itself is ok and if you are lucky you can get your hands on beach towels unless they are all out! As usual...

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North Carolina
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is not your traditional chain/hotel, so you need to set different expectations here. I had read up on the cumbersome check-in process described by other reviewers, which in entirety is true. You have a check-in desk (lots of slow paper-work), a security desk (again, paper-work, counter foils), and then the parking kiosk (more punches, stamps) and a parking card...

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Facundo Y, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Design Suites Miami Beach, responded to this review

Thank You Very Much for Your Review! It was a really interesting and complete review. You described exactly the experience at Design Suites at Castle Beach. Really important to understand that we are not a 4 star hotel, we are proudly 3 stars. And it important to understand that the Castle is a condo apartment, that could make the checkin/registration...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

At one time, Design Suites would have been a spectacular place to stay with the beach so close and a super sized pool. The bling of the foyer, created by the giant chandelier, regal chairs, mirrors and generous spaces, recalls past days as a Playboy hotel. Unfortunately, Design Suites hasn't aged gracefully. The condos' different owners seem to have widely...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I booked this place and then read all the bad reviews so I was super nervous about staying here, but overall my room was pretty great. I had an ocean view, awesome view. I couldn't hear any of my neighbors. Our room came with a fridge and microwave, along with dishes which I wasn't sure if it came with his...

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Facundo Y, Guest Relations Manager at Design Suites Miami Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your review with us. It was a pleasure to welcome you and your family and we are delighted that you had such a wonderful holiday. Our location is superb and we’re pleased that you were able to explore the local area. You’ve been with us for two years in a row, and we are already looking...

Ecuador
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Miami was a very gratifying experience because I could see a friend who had not seen for 10 years. We stayed for 3 days at hotel with my sister, cousins and friends. Two full days we went to the mall, and in the afternoon we walked quite a bit along the whole shore of the beach and decided to go...

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Facundo Y, Guest Relations Manager at Design Suites Miami Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review. It was a delight to welcome you to Miami Beach and we’re delighted that you were able to relax and enjoy your time with us. Warm Regards, Design Suites Miami Beach

Buenos Aires, Argentina
Reviewed 14 December 2016

If your purpose is to have fun daily & relax at night this is the place where you should be looking. They have studios with two queen size beds & crockery for 4, so if your budget is not so high you can have at least one of the meals in house. On the other hand the building was fully...

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Facundo Y, Guest Relations Manager at Design Suites Miami Beach, responded to this review

It was a delight to welcome you to Miami Beach and we thank you for sharing your review.We value your feedback and hope you’ll allow us to welcome you again for future visits to Miami. Warm Regards, Design Suites Miami Beach

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
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  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Design Suites Miami Beach, a beachfront property, is a selected group of condos on the emblematic Castle Beach Club -formerly The Playboy Hotel-. It has direct access to the beach, an outdoor pool and sun deck, fitness center, restaurant, pool bar, a grocery store in site, vending machines, laundry, dry cleaner, and Russian and Turkish bath. Guests can relax over the lounge chairs by the pool, with Wi-Fi access. All condos at Design Suites Miami Beach, feature a flat screen TV with cable channels, iPod docking station, Wi-Fi or cable access (free), safe box (free), kitchenette or full kitchen, daily cleaning and Free Valet parking. Only a 10 minutes' drive from South Beach and Bar Harbor, and 20 minutes from MIA International Airport. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Design Suites Miami Beach

Address: 5445 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140 (Formerly Design Suites at Castle Beach)
Region: United States > Florida > Miami Beach
Price Range: $212 - $429 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Design Suites Miami Beach 3*
Number of rooms: 130
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Also Known As:
Design Suites At Castle Beach Hotel Miami Beach
Design Suites Miami Beach Florida
Hotel Style:
#13 Top resorts Hotel in Miami Beach
#40 Spa Hotel in Miami Beach
#108 On the Beach Hotel in Miami Beach
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“great beach view if you get a sea side room.”
 of 5 bubbles juniorv906, 11 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ask for something newly renovated and away from the elevators.”
 of 5 bubbles Travelynn1262, 2 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Higher floors for better views”
 of 5 bubbles VarunM_12, 28 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Try to be far from the elevators”
  • Two queen size beds (Studio room)
 of 5 bubbles marcelalorenad, 13 Dec 2016 | Read review
“ask for 704 nice views of the ocean and the intercoastal”
 of 5 bubbles raquelisabel, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
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